Why Study Forensic Studies at Loyola?
Traditionally, forensic programs focus heavily on sciences, such as biology and chemistry. What makes Loyola’s program unique is a truly interdisciplinary approach. The Forensic Studies curriculum encompasses 16 departments of academic focus—the most of any program in the country—six of which offer a capstone experience. Students engage with subjects ranging from philosophy to engineering and take courses such as forensic entomology, security ethics, and business intelligence and data mining.
Loyola students are poised for competitive internships and job placement in one of the top regions in the country for forensic work. In fact, the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area is among the fastest-growing hubs for biotechnology and biohealth, forensic psychology and counseling, criminal investigation and justice, and counter-terrorism.
Demand for professionals with forensic training has never been greater—in public, private, and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Employers seek graduates who not only have knowledge in and understanding of the field, but who can apply their breadth of understanding, interdisciplinary approaches, critical understanding, ability to work as a member of a team, excellent communication, and deductive reasoning to their work. These are the very skills Forensic Studies students acquire through the classroom, extra- and cocurricular involvement, and internships and job experience.
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Meet the Forensic Studies Community
Graham McAleer, Ph.D.
A Loyola education is a serious dive into the animating concepts, and background assumptions, of civilizations. Trite answers are rejected; complex, historically informed investigations, demanded.
David Rivers, Ph.D.
In academia, there are a lot of people who really want to work together and help students and qualified professionals find what they're looking for. We're much stronger when we work together than when we compete.
Brian Barr, Ph.D.
Loyola feels like home. I have always found it to be a collegial place to work where I’m surrounded by dedicated professionals—faculty, staff, and administrators—who care deeply about our students and push them hard to succeed.
Theresa Nguyen, Ph.D.
I teach at Loyola because I love the people at Loyola—we truly do belong to each other here, and it shows in the ways we support one another.
Our Loyola Community